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Ok back in October I was laying in bed on my back. I have this bad habit of jerking in my sleep. I was just about to doze of when I jerked and raised my upper body up a little bit. When I did I felt some move or pull just below my rid cage where your esophagus meets your stomach. When I got up the next morning I had pressure in my chest that went all the way to my throat when I tried to walk. And discomfort in the area when walking where I felt the pull. This was 2 months ago I’m still feeling tenderness in the area. I’ve had a EGD Ultrasound X-ray CT Scan all were normal. Any idea what this could be. Thanks


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replied January 3rd, 2019
Hello and welcome to ehealth forum, I have read and understood your question and would like to help you out

What you are having is Gerd, a medical condition in which acidic content for stomac is refluxed back towards esophagus mouth ,causing chest pain, foul taste among other symptoms.

You can try few tips to help control your symptoms. Try sleeping on 2 pillows to keep your head above your tummy ,avoid taking too much caffeine or spicy foods,avoid eating atleast 40mins before going to bed ,cut down upon smoking ,alcohol ,soda and energy drinks.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Dr khalil
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